Amerique du Nord


North America near the end of the 19th century.

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This beautiful map presents a detailed overview of the North American continent towards the end of the 19th century. Central America and Mexico have achieved independence from the Spanish Empire, though numerous colonial outposts remain scattered across the Caribbean. The Panama Canal is labeled, but at the time, the French were experiencing significant construction difficulties and the waterway would not open for over two decades.

Further north, the United States (including Alaska) omits state borders, instead presenting a robust transportation network connecting numerous settlements from coast to coast. British Canada also has a transcontinental route, though all trackage is confined to the southern extremes. Topography is depicted in hachure and numerous geographic features are labeled.

At the very top of the page, Danish Greenland and the surrounding region is colored yellow and reflects the latest Arctic explorations. A vignette in the lower left, engraved by Barbier, shows the Statue of Liberty (a gift from France) overlooking the waters of New York Harbor. The map was drawn by A. Bixet and engraved by L. Smith under the direction of J. Migeon. Published in Paris by Charles Lacoste around 1890.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1890

Author: J. Migeon

Sheet Width (in): 20.25

Sheet Height (in): 15.4

Condition: A

Condition Description: Light toning and soiling visible in the margins, consistent with age and use. Near fine, with original color.


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